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Phimister, Ruth Ann

Works: 168 works in 674 publications in 1 language and 23,821 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  History  Western fiction  Romance fiction  Christian fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor
Classifications: PS3566.E7717, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ruth Ann Phimister
Girl with a pearl earring by Tracy Chevalier( Recording )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2019 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Griet, a sixteen-year-old maid, becomes the muse of the great seventeenth-century Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer
Black and blue by Anna Quindlen( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After she runs away from her abusive husband, Fran Benedetto lives in fear of discovery, yet also with increasing confidence, freedom, and hope, as she struggles to create a new life for herself and her son
Odd girl out by Rachel Simmons( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simmons interviewed 300 girls and dozens of grown women to reveal the hidden culture of aggression in girls while destroying the myth that the "gentler" gender is all sugar and spice
Duplicate keys by Jane Smiley( )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All her friends and friends of friends have keys to Susan's New York apartment. So when Alice unlocks Susan's door to water the plants she is shocked by the sight of two dead men sitting in the living room. Now Alice must sort through a tangle of personal connections, schemes and motives to find the key to who killed them and why
The coming storm by Tracie Peterson( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From her favorite hilltop perch, the unadorned beauty of Montana fills Dianne Chadwick with serenity and purpose. But fear gnaws at that peace, for her fiancé, Cole Selby, has yet to return from his journey east. When accidents and illness threaten those at the Diamond V ranch, Dianne searches for a haven from the storm that surrounds her. But with Cole's fate uncertain and another man proclaiming his love for her, Dianne's faith is a tenuous anchor amid the tempest
Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The guest of honor at the annual Rubicon science fiction and fantasy convention is bestselling author Appin Dungannon--a tiny man with a towering ego, who reviles his fans as much as they revere him. But finally rubbing the wrong person the wrong way gets Dungannon done in. Is the mystery whodunit--or who wouldn't?--
Zombies of the gene pool by Sharyn McCrumb( )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When murder strikes at the reunion of a Science Fiction fan club, it falls to writer Jay Omega to turn sleuth--and separate science fiction from fact to catch the killer
Dancing with Rose : finding life in the land of Alzheimer's by Lauren Kessler( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographer Lauren Kessler recounts her time at a West Coast Alzheimer's facility. Working as an unskilled resident assistant, Kessler learns important lessons about humanity while conducting interviews with patients in various stages of the disease.--
The hope within by Tracie Peterson( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2019 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1886. Montana stands on the brink of statehood, and Dianne Selby finds her world turned upside down in this conclusion to Tracie Peterson's Montana saga. Through the twists and turns of life and nature, Dianne comes to realize that the hope within Jesus Christ is the only hope that lasts
Riddle of the prairie bride by Kathryn Reiss( )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1878, twelve-year-old Ida Kate and her widowed father welcome a mail-order bride and her baby to their Kansas homestead, but Ida Kate soon suspects that the bride is not the woman with whom Papa has corresponded
Cherish by Catherine Anderson( )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Race Spencer leads a lonely life out west until he stumbles upon Rebecca Morgan, the only survivor of a terrifying robbery. Sweeping the helpless beauty into his arms, Race carries her away to safety. Rebecca's life is no longer in danger, but her virtue is decidedly threatened. Race arouses feelings in her she never knew she could experience."--Container
Table for five by Susan Wiggs( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the divorced parents of three troubled children die in a tragic accident, their honorary Aunt Lily wants to help. But when their estranged Uncle Sean becomes legal guardian, this confirmed bachelor spurns the school teacher's assistance. Soon, however, exasperation forces Sean into an improbable summer alliance with standoffish Lily. As the five travel from town to town in a crowded RV, he revives his golf-pro career while she nurtures the kids. But can two diametrically different adults foster love and happiness in these young, hurting hearts--and in their own?
Raney by Clyde Edgerton( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Newly married, Raney is a Southern Baptist who has lived her whole life in her tiny home town. Her husband Charles is a newcomer, a liberal raised in Atlanta. ... As Raney tells us about Charles' beliefs and habits, [she] reveals her own."--Container
Land of my heart by Tracie Peterson( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of her father, 16-year-old Dianne Chadwick believes her family's only hope is to move to her uncle's home in Montana. The Chadwicks must learn the skills it takes to survive the wagon trail. The journey is treacherous, but Dianne and her family rely on their faith in God to get them through safely
Comanche moon by Catherine Anderson( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loretta Simpson lost her parents to a daring Comanche raid seven years ago--and now she lives as a mute with her extended family. Meanwhile, Comanche Hunter of the Wolf sees her as the embodiment of an ancient prophesy and chooses her for marriage. Still fearful of his tribe, Loretta soon finds her will bending, even as conflict between their two peoples intensifies
Streets of gold by Marie Raphael( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marisia, a Polish teenager, comes to America at the turn of the twentieth century and must fend for herself on New York's Lower East Side
Prairie moon by Maggie Osborne( )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Della is filled with guilt about a letter she sent her husband before he died. She must confront the past so that she and her new love can have a future together
Summer of fear by Lois Duncan( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soon after the arrival of cousin Julia, insidious occurrences begin that convince Rachel she is a witch and must be stopped before her total monstrous plan can be effected
A woman of the people by Benjamin Capps( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her parents are killed in a raid, 11-year-old Helen Morrison and her younger sister Katy are kidnapped by a band of Comanches. Given the name Tehanita, Helen vows to maintain her white identity and clings tightly to her only possession--the dress she was wearing when captured. She is appalled by Katy's quick adjustment to her new home and family. Helen resists assimilation but she must make a decision. Should she become a woman of the People?
Footprints on the horizon by Stephanie Grace Whitson( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historical novel set in Fort Robinson, Nebraska, during WWII. Romance is in the air on the prairie and it latches onto the hearts of a bitter sergeant, a lonely widow, and a broken POW. What seems to be a typical U.S. Army post proves to be anything but regimented daily routine."
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Black and blue
Black and blueOdd girl outDuplicate keysBimbos of the Death SunZombies of the gene poolRiddle of the prairie brideCherishTable for five
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